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Extending your Thailand 30-day tourist visa by another 30 days in Bangkok (December 2017)

December 10, 2017

Bangkok is one of my favorite cities and I wish I could stay here for a few months straight without having to do visa runs.

If you have a U.S. passport and entering Thailand by air, you'll automatically get a 30-day visa on arrival as a tourist. If arriving by land, you get 15 days.

As a digital nomad, I like to stay in my favorite cities for a few months at a time throughout ...

Living in Bangkok, Thailand

August 3, 2013

A lot of travelers I’ve met along the way told me they didn’t like Bangkok. They said it was too busy, or too crazy, or too hot, too dirty, etc. Maybe they just don’t like big cities. But my guess is most of them just didn’t spend enough time here to really experience the city.

Bangkok is a big transportation hub in Southeast Asia and many travelers end up here just to make a connection ...

A day trip to Ayutthaya, Thailand

July 29, 2013

I was looking at Couchsurfing’s website one day while I was in Bangkok and someone posted something about going to Ayutthaya. I’ve seen similar posts before but I actually had no idea what’s to see there. But since it was pretty close to Bangkok, around 1.5 hours by bus, I decided might as well join.

We decided to do take the train on the way there as it seemed to be the popular way to ...

How to add additional pages to your US passport in Bangkok, Thailand

June 24, 2013

I finally reached the point where my passport had only one blank page left, thanks to all these visas taking up an entire page each.

I just got 48 additional pages added to my passport today at the US embassy here in Bangkok. The process took less than an hour, but cost me $82 USD. You can choose to have 1 insert (24 pages) or 2 (48 pages) added. Cost is the same. I ...

Getting work done in Chiang Mai, Thailand

May 20, 2013

I spent 2 months in Chiang Mai this year, making this city the most I’ve ever spent time in during my round-the-world trip. I wanted to stay put in one place for a while and get some work done and Chiang Mai seemed like a great place to do it.

It’s a very popular place for digital nomads working on projects for the following reasons:

  • low cost of living
  • more relaxed atmosphere compared to Bangkok ...
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